William H Towner

1842–1867 (Age 25)
Angola, Evans, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of William H

When William H Towner was born in 1842, his father, Jehiel Towner, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Card, was 28. He died in 1867, in Angola, Evans, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Jehiel Towner
1806–1876
Hannah Card
1814–1893
Ellen E Towner
1834–1882
Edwin J Towner
1838–1893
William H Towner
1842–1867

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1806–1876Male

  • Hannah Card

    Female1814–1893Female

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 21

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex):1. topographic name for one who lived in a township or village, Middle English toun, + -er, a characteristic topographic ending of Sussex surnames. 2. occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector, from tolnere, an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax’, ‘payment’. Compare Toller .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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